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I don't have any experience with clipless pedals, and I'm not interested in trying them. I mostly use my bike to commute and I don't think clipless pedals are necessary for my needs. My Trek 4500 came stock with some cheap plastic pedals, and I'd like to replace them. One of the reflectors on the right pedal is already broken. I'd like to get some new platform pedals that are durable and low maintenance, with decent grip. I usually just go by reviews, and the Azonic A Frame pedal seems to be the best. I think it might be just a bit too much pedal for me though. I hear people talking about getting their shins torn up by the pins, and I cringe.

Should I just go with the A Frames, or can any of you suggest another good platform pedal?
 

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Kona Jackshit Pedals

I bought some Kona Jackshit platforms to replace the stock plastic pedals my bike came with. They're grippy, large size, seem durable, and look decent, which is more or less all I wanted in new pedals. I get the feeling that any half-decent platforms will be similar, so I doubt you'll go wrong with whatever you decide to buy.
 

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Should I just go with the A Frames, or can any of you suggest another good platform pedal?[/QUOTE]

If you want to stick with Azonics, the Fusion Mags are pretty decent. they're much much lighter, and like half the price. And since you're just commuting with it, its more than enough for the job.
 

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i'll second the zu-zus. They grip like crazy and don't cost all that much. Of course, all good platforms will eat your shins if given the chance- dont worry about it, it happens to everyone.
 

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Clipless

I would at least try clipless pedals. It took me awhile to try after 25 years of serious biking to make the change, but what a difference! More power for climbs, pedaling in circles versus mashing pedals is easy, bunny hopping like a big, fluffy, deranged bunny and no more smashed shins. I do have smashed other parts from falls directly related to clipless pedals and my lack of coordination, but it is worth the price.
 

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if you're not a fat tard get clip-in pedals. thay are easy, and your can get some old ritcheys dirt cheap. you will be glad you got them. and they aren't hard at all, nor dangerous. every time you are about to fall your foot just automatically pops right out. and if you are commuting then you probably don't fall, unless of course we're going back to the whole fat tard thing. so they will cost less than good platforms. my platforms i just got were 125 and thise ritcheys new are 60 and they are good easy and durable. you really will like them. they make a big difference, and you feel like part of your bike, instead of just riding it, it is now an extention of you.
 

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hey!!! dude already said he wasnt interested in clipless!

he only commutes on his bike... He probably doesnt want to wear bike shoes everywhere he goes or have to carry an extra pair of shoes.

I've got my MTB w/ clipless pedals, but I keep my riding-around clunker w/ regular pedals. Hell no am I wearing bike shoes eveywhere I go.

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if you're not a fat tard get clip-in pedals. thay are easy, and your can get some old ritcheys dirt cheap. you will be glad you got them. and they aren't hard at all, nor dangerous. every time you are about to fall your foot just automatically pops right out. and if you are commuting then you probably don't fall, unless of course we're going back to the whole fat tard thing. so they will cost less than good platforms. my platforms i just got were 125 and thise ritcheys new are 60 and they are good easy and durable. you really will like them. they make a big difference, and you feel like part of your bike, instead of just riding it, it is now an extention of you.
 
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